So what, if anything are you supposed to be doing?
The doing does what the wanter asks
And the doer never knows who owns the task.
NOTE FROM THE AUTHOR:
This is a very dense poem. It questions the ownership of the “ought” that drives us in our responsibilities and obligations to one another. It asks the reader who the ought truly belongs to.
NOVEMBER 2018 AUTHOR OF THE MONTH at Spillwords.com
Jo is an academic researcher in the philosophy of Imagination. She has several jobs which include: university lecturer in philosophy, GCSE English teacher and a "jobbing" writer - writing commissions from multimillion pound international bids to annoying cliched flyers. In her spare time, she is walked by the dog, organised by the kids and validated by her husband.